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German farm's crop circles pique curiosity

Thousands of people are trekking to a German farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles first discovered in recent days.

Bavarian farmer denies creating ornate design

In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo visitors walk through a crop circle in a wheat field near Raisting, southern Germany. A balloonist had discovered the crop circle about a week ago. Since then thousands of esoteric fans came to visit the circle whose appearance is unknown. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/The Associated Press)

Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.

The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.

Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the wheat field near Weilheim, couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday but told the dpa news agency Tuesday he didn't create the circle himself.

He suggests students on summer holiday may have cut the image with a 75-metre diameter into his field.

The news agency says thousands of visitors have come to sing, dance and even swing pendulums in the giant image.

Huttner says he's not yet sure whether he will leave the circle in his field.

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